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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tourism-based business at the Cold Lake Marina will gain momentum this summer after City Council voted to increase the number of boat slips reserved for water-based commercial businesses that promote tourism on Cold Lake.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The City of Cold Lake is reminding those with loved ones interred at a municipal cemetery that monuments and tributes left at plots should conform to the maintenance guidelines in the City’s Cemetery policy. 

Friday, April 9, 2021

The 2021 summer construction season will be a busy and rewarding one, with over $4 million in roadway and trail improvements confirmed and set to begin soon.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The City of Cold Lake will allow temporary outdoor dining areas in an effort to ease the stress placed on restaurants by the COVID-19 restrictions.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The City is cracking down on graffiti vandalism by increasing fines for perpetrators and establishing a new web-based tool to report graffiti and encourage its timely removal.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville have come to terms on an Intermunicipal Collaboration agreement, which paves the way for cooperation and communication between the two municipalities in the years to come.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The City of Cold Lake will continue to operate the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club on CFB Cold Lake.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The City is now accepting proposals from local proprietors intent on entering into a multi-year lease agreement to occupy and operate the food and drink concession facility at Kinosoo Beach.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

More small businesses in Cold Lake will benefit from the City’s COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program, thanks in part to a generous donation from Community Futures Lakeland.

Friday, March 5, 2021

The newest member of the City’s Special Transportation bus fleet will improve efficiency and reduce pollution, while providing passengers with a safer and more comfortable ride.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Cenovus Energy Wellness Centre and the CNRL Walking/Running Track at the Energy Centre will re-open for limited use on Friday, March 5, as the Government of Alberta moves to Step 2 of its strategy to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Concept development and design will begin this spring and summer on a proposed aquatics centre to be built at the Energy Centre.

Monday, February 22, 2021

The City has completed a pair of draft long-range planning documents which set a clear path for how Cold Lake and the surrounding area in the Municipal District of Bonnyville will grow and develop in the future. The proposed statutory documents are now ready for public review and feedback, before being formally adopted.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

In consultation with a downtown business group and the Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, Cold Lake City Council approved a request to allocate funding that will lend a hand in developing a security pilot project for the city’s commercial districts.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Cold Lake City Council unanimously passed a motion to voice the City’s concerns over the U.S. executive decision to halt work on the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as Canada’s increasingly precarious position in the global market as an oil-producing nation.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Cold Lake Regional Utility Services Commission (RUSC) and the Bonnyville Regional Water Commission (BRWC) have arrived at a supply agreement, preparing for water delivery through the new water pipeline.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

At a Special Council Meeting held on January 18, 2021, Cold Lake City Council voted to continue with several initiatives to assist residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, January 18, 2021

The formation of the Cold Lake Community Grant Advisory Committee will centralize the process by which community groups and organizations apply for grant funding through the City.

Monday, December 21, 2020

The City of Cold Lake has awarded two contracts to ensure Cold Lake Fire-Rescue remains well-equipped to continue providing first-rate firefighting and rescue service to the Lakeland.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Lakeland area families and children will continue to receive the developmental and educational supports they rely on, through a newly-established branch of Cold Lake and District FCSS.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

City Hall and several other City of Cold Lake facilities remain open and ready to serve residents, while taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Government of Alberta announced additional public health measures on December 8 to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Monday, December 7, 2020

The City of Cold Lake is closing the Energy Centre Wellness Centre for the remainder of the day to deep clean after being informed that a patron has tested positive for COVID-19.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cold Lake, AB - The City of Cold Lake will ask the Government of Alberta to consider allowing the Federal Government’s contact tracing application, or to harmonize the provincial and federal tracing applications.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – A long-awaited project that will aid future development in Cold Lake South has the green light after the city received help cutting years’ worth of red tape.

The Fischer Stormwater Management Pond has been a project on Cold Lake’s books for over 17 years. The project began as a public-private partnership to create the stormwater pond, located in Cold Lake South, west of Highway 28 and 42 Avenue. The stormwater management facility is necessary in order to facilitate future development in Cold Lake South, and was identified as a key piece of the City’s 2003 Master Drainage Plan.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The City of Cold Lake joins its neighbours in celebrating the announcement of a resolution to the ID 349 agreement, announced by the Honourable Minister of Municipal Affairs, Tracy Allard, on November 30.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – Cold Lake City Council passed its 2021 Capital and Operating Budgets, forecasting a near-zero-per-cent tax increase and a reduction in recycling rates.

The budgets include just under $44.7 million in operating expenditures (up from $44.3 in 2020), after transferring about $9.5 million to the capital budget, which has a total of $41 million in projects and capital purchases.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Government of Alberta has announced a state of public health emergency along with additional restrictions designed to slow the COVID-19 virus’ spread and protect capacity within the healthcare system.

Friday, November 13, 2020

*UPDATE November 24*

Due to the increased COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the Government of Alberta on November 24, including a ban on all indoor and outdoor festivals, the City is no longer able to host the Santa Claus Parade.

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Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake will host a modified version of the annual Santa Claus Parade to ensure physical distancing and adhere to provincial COVID-19 health restrictions.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The City of Cold Lake continues to liaise with provincial health authorities and monitor restrictions that may apply should the City of Cold Lake enter the “watch” category in regards to the COVID pandemic.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Due to a decrease in COVID-19 cases locally, the City of Cold Lake has been moved from the Government of Alberta’s “watch” category to the “open” category.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The Government of Alberta has implemented additional health measures and guidelines as a result of a spike in new, confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province.

The City of Cold Lake continues to closely follow the provincial government’s guidance in regards to the pandemic and is working to quickly assess any impact the new regulations may have on the city and the residents of Cold Lake.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – Cold Lake City Council voted against first reading of a proposed mandatory mask bylaw at its regular meeting on October 27.

The proposed bylaw was developed by considering mandatory mask bylaws passed by several other municipalities navigating the COVID-19 pandemic across Alberta. Among the proposals included for discussion:

Monday, October 26, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City is making a significant investment in Cold Lake’s two public cemeteries while providing residents with additional options for memorializing loved ones who have passed on.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City is proposing a rebate of business licensing fees paid by commercial and home-based businesses which operate within the city of Cold Lake. The proposed rebate is in alignment with the Government of Alberta’s Red Tape Reduction Strategy to promote positive business growth and streamline approvals amid challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City will direct over $725,000 in federal funding to enhance Cold Lake’s trail network, including repairs and improvements to the Millennium Trail.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake encourages residents who wish to celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating or handing out candy, to do so responsibly while adhering to all necessary health protocols. The City is not looking to impose any further restrictions relating to COVID-19 for Halloween celebrations beyond those required by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. The City has no bylaws that impose a curfew for Halloween. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake is nearing completion on a challenging roadway reconstruction project.

The stretch of the 53 Avenue roadway between 57A Street and 58 Street in Cold Lake South has been under construction for some time due to complex soil conditions and a high water table. The deep utility infrastructure also required an overhaul and the underground conditions which led to the roadway’s failure made replacement of the deep utilities challenging.

With the underground utility work now complete, local contractor E-Construction has won a $425,000 contract to complete the restoration of the roadway.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – Cooking fires continue to be the leading cause of home fires in Alberta and most are preventable. Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2020 and the City of Cold Lake and Cold Lake Fire-Rescue are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent fires in the kitchen.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – A pilot project to test a new method of dredging will start immediately after the Cold Lake Marina is closed for the 2020 boating season.

The last full day of Marina operations will be October 11. All boaters are expected to have their boats out of the marina by the end of the day October 12 so that preparations for the dredging operation can begin the next day. Council approved the $50,000 pilot project to test a method of dredging that is expected to result in significant cost savings.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – For 35 years, Canadians have come together during the first week of October to celebrate and promote the importance of families with National Family Week. This year’s theme is “Stronger Together: Building Family Resilience” and The City of Cold Lake and Cold Lake and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has planned several COVID-friendly activities the whole family can enjoy.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake will consider allowing the consumption of alcohol in picnic areas of City-owned and operated parks, following an amendment to the provincial Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act in June. The Act, which previously stated that municipalities could designate areas of public parks for the consumption of alcohol with food, has been amended to remove the requirement that liquor only be permitted when consumed with food.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City is improving street lighting along Highway 28 between Cold Lake North and Cold Lake South by installing energy-efficient LED light fixtures.

The current high-pressure sodium (HPS, also known as high-intensity discharge, or HID) lights were installed during the twinning of the highway in 2009 and 2010, and have passed the end of their life expectancy.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – As municipalities across Alberta continue to discuss the use of masks and face coverings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Cold Lake is not considering a mandatory mask bylaw.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – Cold Lake dog owners can now access the City’s first off-leash dog park. Located at Imperial Park, just south of the pickleball courts, the park boasts over 45,000 square feet of fenced area for dogs to play, exercise and socialize safely and in a controlled environment. The park is separated into areas for large and small dogs and includes two staging areas, where owners can remove or attach their dog’s leash before entering or exiting the park.

Signs regarding rules for park use are being installed. Dog owners are required to ensure:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake has installed updated, colour-coordinated signage in 19 City parks and public spaces. The new signs will help residents and visitors easily identify City parks and provide a consistent design and theme for all parks in the city. The updated signage features the name of the park written in white text, set against a deep red background with a blue-green waterscape design. The new signs have been installed at the following locations:

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Cold Lake Energy Centre has retrofitted its old lights to new, energy-efficient LEDs that will provide an anticipated annual utility savings of almost $15,000.  

Friday, August 21, 2020

Cold Lake City Council will forward its resolution opposing the federal gun ban to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for consideration by its membership.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ice is being made at the Energy Centre in preparation for the upcoming winter sports season.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Two critical wastewater projects received grant funding from the Alberta Municipal Water/Waste Water Partnership.

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